it is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.

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For decades, November has been known as Native American Heritage Month. During this month, lots of Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. Many books depicting this holiday emphasize a meal shared between Pilgrims and Indians devoid of indigenous perspectives. Fortunately, esteemed scholar Debbie Reese has put together a helpful list of books to counter this omission:

  1. The People Shall Continue by Simon Ortiz
  2. Muskrat Will Be Swimming by Cheryl Savageau
  3. First Americans, series by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
  4. Indian Shoes by Cynthia Leitich Smith
  5. The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
     
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